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No Relationship Needed
Global fields can display in any table within the same file without using a relationship. The same is true between two files in the same solution as long as there is a reference setup between the two files (External Data Source). What a lot of developers do is create a table called "Globals" to house all their global fields and unclutter other Manage Database tables.



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FileMaker Developer Worthiness
Top 10 ways you know your developer is not worthy:
  1. Spells "FileMaker" with a lowercase "m"
  2. Uses inches or centimeters instead of points in Inspector
  3. Recommend WebDirect deployment over FileMaker Pro
  4. Creates a solution with one file for every table
  5. Doesn't know Claris and FileMaker, Inc. are the same company
  6. Isn't certified for latest version of FileMaker
  7. Isn't an FBA member
  8. Charges less than $100.00 per hour
  9. Uses a rainbow of colors on his interface
  10. Provides a quote without a requirements document



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FileMaker related sites the Philosophy of FileMaker recommends:
 
FileMaker Hacks My goal here is to explore what interests me, and what I’ve found particularly useful. Some postings are practical musings of a working developer, and others are more philosophical. In the long run, I hope to produce a resource that will help developers be more productive with FileMaker Pro.
Weetbicks Blog postings on all sorts of FileMaker topics from the wonderful folks at Digital Fusion.
FileMaker Security Discusses issues of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of FileMaker Pro databases.
FileMaker Forums One of the most popular FileMaker forums on the internet! Run by Stephen Dolenski of Ocean West. A Worldwide FileMaker Community!
DB Services FileMaker tips, techniques, and news from DB Services team of FileMaker Developers. Includes many sample files and YouTube videos.
Designing FileMaker I saw that beautifully designed applications seem easier to use than ones that lack form and structure. So I committed to learning more about what makes an effective application, and have been on the road of discovery ever since.
FileMaker Today The original FileMaker forum run by Ross MacLane.
PCI In this blog we will cover a wide range of business and technical topics centered around the FileMaker Pro community and for those businesses who use or could benefit by the use of FileMaker Pro and their environments.
SeedCode We wanted a place where we could talk about some of the new things we're working on, post screen shots and code, and get some feedback from customers who want to be part of the development process.
MightyData FileMaker blogging from FileMaker specialists Mighty Data!
Database Pros More FileMaker tips and tricks than any site on the internet!
Cirrus Logic A blog from Aaron Giard of Cirrus Logic. Aaron is a FileMaker certified developer with over 15 years of experience building data-driven applications and websites. Previously, he worked in the print industry for over 17 years as a graphic designer and prepress manager.
FileMaker Community A paid for forum but well worth the $99.00 a year. Very active!
Geist Interactive Todd Geist blogs about his incredible product line for FileMaker.